Bloggers have been claiming that the Republican 'talking points' memo alerting senators to the political hay to be made from the Terri Schiavo case is a fake. (Previous posting.) Now comes a report that the memo is real and was written by an aide to Florida sen. Mel Martinez. The staffer has resigned.
New and interesting
Here's a roundup of some new things found on the Web:
SPLOID is the new online tabloid from Gawker/Wonkette/Engadget genius Nick Denton. It looks and reads like one of the British or German tabloids. Fun.
YaGoHooGle: this is an interesting concept which puts the two searches next to each other: like this one, for Miami Herald.
On the Pope front, Dream of Italy blog has news about travel in Rome, closings, housing, etc. Also interesting: The Pope Blog, We Want a Black Pope, and Get Religion.
World Wind from NASA, is a new satellite imaging database software that lets you 'fly' over terrain around the world. (Similar to FIU's Terrafly?). I haven't downloaded and tried the software, but a World Wind Wiki has tips and samples of screenshots from users.
2005 Congressional Pig Book reveals waste in spending; from Citizens Against Government Waste.
posted by liz at 10:13 AM
On the president beat....:
Some attention being paid to the amount the president's Social Security reform campaign is costing: in David Sirota's blog; and a Washington Post story about Congressional queries (registration may be required). Sirota estimates that just the cost of flying Air Force One to these rallies for one hour would pay the benefits of 5 retirees for a year.